• Blessings,  Food

    Happy Thanksgiving 2014!

    I had every intention of writing an actual post this evening, but after Meatsgiving we came back home and played “Outburst” for two hours and now, at 10:50 p.m. I’m dealing with my normal level of exhaustion plus the added bonus of an oncoming meat coma, so I’m just going to say that it was a really nice day and I’m thankful to have spent it with my family. I’m also thankful for you. Yes, you. More tomorrow. Meet me here? Ooh, I said “meet”. Sounds a lot like “meat”. Zzzzzzz…..

  • Blessings

    Hearing The Signal Loud And Clear

    I have spent the last two and half weeks coasting through my days with only about half of my hearing. (Nothing to see here, just a little excess wax buildup that apparently couldn’t be taken care of with over-the-counter fixes. IT HAPPENS TO LOTS OF PEOPLE. Pretend I didn’t feel the need to explain it to you in order for you to not have to worry about me.) I finally went to the doctor today, having made my appointment after Liz and Momo repeatedly texted me things like “Go. To. The. Doctor.” and “OMG!! GO TO THE DOCTOR!” and “JUST MAKE AN APPOINTMENT ALREADY,” which they had to tell me…

  • Blessings

    Six Years Of Scrawl!

    Today, Suburban Scrawl is six years old. Six years!!! While I can’t believe I’ve been blogging for six years, I also can’t remember what it was like to live life without social media. Though I have several friends who have blogged for a decade or more (wow!), I still feel like an OG blogger: six years is almost like a whole lifetime in internet years. I belong to a fantastic generation of bloggers–I refer to us as the Jan Bradys of blogging; don’t ask unless you are in the same room or on the phone with me and have about ten minutes–and I see no end in sight, thank goodness.…

  • Amazing People,  Blessings

    The Necklace

    I’m not really a “jewelry person”. Don’t get me wrong; I wish I were. I am in awe of my friends who wear different jewelry accessories with every outfit, who make use of lovely necklaces and beautiful bracelets and all kinds of earrings, seemingly endless choices. Unfortunately the awe is where it stops for me. I’m apparently more of an appreciative observer than a joiner in this situation. I’m lazy. I’ve tried to be like them. I have a small collection of pieces I could interchange (and my loving husband has given me a few gorgeous pieces through the years), but the reality for me is that I just…don’t. Ninety-five…

  • Random Thoughts

    Happy Turkey Day!

    I am working with a spotty internet connection at my parents’ house and just took about an hour to write a post about KeyLime Cove (which is HERE, if you want to read it!) that should have taken about twenty minutes, so I’m just stopping in to say Happy Thanksgiving to all of you! I am thankful for many, many things in my life, and YOU, my readers are included in that long list. I hope you enjoy today, whether you’re with family or not, and whether you’re eating turkey or not. Big hugs all around!